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.m. metro rail and buses are running on a weekend schedule. the marc train will operate the penn and -- no service on the camden line. the virginia railway express is running on a holiday schedule as well. >>> the national archives is commemorating the 150th anniversary of one of the most important documents. the emancipation proclamation went on display yesterday. president lincoln issued it during the civil war. historians consider it a steppingstone to outlawing slavery. visitors lined up for a rare glimpse of the original document. >> amazing to see abraham lincoln's signature. >> very uplifting experience. it's a very important document. >> the emancipation proclamation will be on display until tomorrow. it's only available for public view several days each year because of its fragile condition. >>> news 4 continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> running out of time to make a deal. where neglect smagss stand at this hour as we edge closer to going over the fiscal cliff. >> the dream season continues for redskins fans after the team's big win over the cowboys. has them playoff bo
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in the hospital? >>> coming up, a new scandal at penn state. offensive activities at a party, and a security crisis at a major hotel chain. rossen reports investigation reports on how thieves are gaining easy access to your room. first this is "today" on nbc. >>> coming up, why some restaurants are loud as a passenger jet taking off. >>> and john travolta and olivia newton john teaming up. living with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis means living with pain. it could also mean living with joint damage. help relieve the pain szli ctions, and new or worsening heart failure have occurred. ctions, before starting humira, your doctor should test you for tb. ask your doctor if you live in or have been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. tell your doctor if you have had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections or have symptoms such as fever, fatigue, cough, or sores. you should not start humira if you have any kind of infection. ask your rheumatologist about humira, to help relieve pain and stop further joint damage before they stop you. >>> 7:26 is your time now on this t
and guess who was on that invite list. >> brian: she used to be my gal pal. then along came sean penn and there is something between us. she is here today and we are going to do our best to find out what she's been up to in the interim. fox friends friends starts right now. >> good morning, brian. >> brian: petra will be here. everyone remembers their first super model guest. >> steve: sure. >> gretchen: i'm glad you put guest at the educational background of that. >> steve: ten years ago, she was on the show a lot. >> brian: she was like a regular. >> steve: she got too big for us. >> brian: she was on more than stuart varney. she would do a lot of the financial updates. >> steve: she's back today and she's got a great cause she's going to talk about. good to have her back. >> brian: she was in the tsunami, as we all know, and survived it. >> gretchen: her fiance died and she including to a tree for eight hours and she created a charity that she did very soon after that helps now those people still suffering over in thailand. in the meantime, let's get to your headlines because we be
♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. ♪ >>> well, you have seen the commercials on tv, the ads that promise reverse mortgages to solve your money problems and every other problem, 99 of them right. >> exactly. companies are targeting senior citizens and in some cases causing people to lose everything. now congress is taking some action. abc's jim avila reports. >> it was just grand, this was our dream. >> reporter: the family home, dream and nest egg for wisconsin's linda and jim mcmahon until it had to be sold out from under linda to pay back a reverse mortgage as soon as her husband died. >> i get a letter sorry to hear about your husband passing away. buy the house or move out. >> reporter: reverse mortgages give homeowners an immediate cash payment in exchange for future equity allowing them to stay in the house until death. but only people 62 and older qualify. linda was too young to be on the mortgage so when her older husband died, she lost everyth
're pledging $20 million for further research at the university -- penn university to bring the treatment to the market. but unbelievable. if you think of something as negative as hiv and they're using hiv to -- it's unbelievable that they would use that to -- >> you look at that little girl, $20 million, well spent. amazing. >>> still ahead, fans of the late singer jenni rivera are in mourning as her family shares their emotions for the first time with the media. >>> up next, we'll go to miami beach where rivera's death hit especially hard. you're watching "world news now." >>> latin >>> latin superstar jenni rivera had millions of fans, and they're all now mourning the loss after she died in a plane crash on sunday. but her family, they are suffering the most. >> later today, they'll set out to mexico where her plane went down, but they are holding on to the slimmest of hopes that they'll find her alive. >> we thank god for the life he's given my sister, for all the triumphs and the successes she's had. we expect there will be more in the future. >> that was one of jenni's four brothers
delivery to all of its citizens. when william penn laid out the city, he actually chose a spot of land that had a lot of groundwater. however, by 1730, 30,000 people lived within the first seven blocks of philadelphia, next to the delaware river. well, 30,000 people caused filth in the city and polluted their water sources. the groundwater was not potable. and in one year, 1/6 of the population died of yellow fever. now, they didn't know at the time that yellow fever was carried by mosquitoes. but the health issue was major in that first movement to build a water system. narrator: so they set out to find the cleanest source of water. although the majority of philadelphia's water now comes from the delaware river, early engineers found that development along the waterfront was causing pollution. so their search led them to the nearby schuylkill river. philadelphia developed technologies to pump water from the river into the city. these technologies established engineering concepts that are still the basis for our water systems today. europeans flocked here. it was a destination point to
it this time. i think we can. melissa says it is on us now. call write your congress penn. let's go to carol in pennsylvania. >> caller: hi, how are you? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: congress is only going to answer to the special interest people such as the koch brothers who have done nothing and will continue to do nothing but evil. and this shooting will probably go unanswered. i don't know what we can do about the koch brothers but somebody has to stop them and i don't know who that might be because -- >> stephanie: carol, this is becoming less and less partisan if you listen to the joe scarboroughs and the people on both sides at this point saying we've got to have -- again it is reasonable gun laws. that's all we're talking about. jay carney yesterday at the white house. >> he's actively supportive of, for example senator feinstein's stated intent to revive a piece of legislation that would reinstate the assault weapons ban. >> stephanie: see. becoming more and more my favorite movie the america
it was '86-87. miami arrives playing penn state and come off the plane in fatigues. people say the same thing about penn state they say about notre dame right now, and penn state rose up and kicked miami's tail. every time i hear talk like this -- >> the tide are going to arrive in fatigues and take notre dame lightly? i don't think so. >> they have sabin. you get the point every time. we never thought texas a&m would come within it. >> the bcs is the team disrespected and underdog has heard for five or six or seven weeks, you have no chance. you don't belong in the game. very frequently that's been a strong motivating factor. maybe it's been the reason why there have been a fair number of upsets in games like this. that's a dramatic example. there have been other examples as well. ohio state beating another miami team more recently than that. >> i never thought texas was going to beat usc in '03-04. >> bigger picture, chris s-what's the answer to the question why the s.e.c. is so dominant and they seem to win in the end? when you look at it, california has grate athletes and texas has great
's the way people are starting to challenge the ideology. but look at penn state and the tragedy and the conviction of jerry sandusky. i think already people are understanding how sexual abuse in children can be very, very damaging and they're taking greater lengths to protect children. also, all the various uprisings in the middle east from egypt to the tragedy still going on in syria, i think we're at a new place in the middle east where we have a younger generation that's using a new tool in the environment, technology -- during egypt's uprising, for instance, i was getting tweets and facebook posts from people. so i can imagine you being a cnn employee, trying to get to the american media to spread the word. so i think that the path we're on now, while it's still bloody and tragic might be a better path towards eventual peace in the middle east. i am not predicting it here for 2013, i think that's a big story. the last one i think is the gay marriage story. i think we're finally understanding you can't legislate love. but you can support love when it's there. i think people a
things to bring up here. as we all remember, he was the penn state assistant football coach convicted in june on 45 counts of child sex abuse. he's now serving 30 to 60 years in prison. jerry sandusky says that he has now focused or he is focused on his appeal. he's got a hearing that i believe is set for january 10th on his pretrial motions. guys, there's a newspaper in northeastern pennsylvania that says sandusky sent a handwritten note saying he is trying to endure, and there was a lot more to it than that, but i'll leave it at that, and learn from his circumstances but had this to say about his trial -- nobody who covered the case or reported it had the time or took the time study the allegations, the accusere accuserers, the inconsistent, and the method. justice and fairness were not a focus. avery, i'll begin with you. do you think he might have a point that this was such a heinous crime to be charged with that people did not focus on fact? >> well, i think jerry sandusky is no less unrepentant and delusional as he was for actually going on 15 years at this point. look, there ma
of lung cancer. >> i've had a wonderful experience here at penn state. i don't want to walk away bitter. >> here's what we know. the medical examiner said she did die in the bathtub. the toxicology tests may not come back for as long as two months. >> if you snapped off a jeremy lin number 17 jersey, hold on to it because it's a collector's item. >> he punched the heck out of that guy and slammed his face, there would be some mark on your hands. >> we're going to need authorities and medical units. >> the longest flight to vegave i've had. >> the record $500 million jackpot is sweeping the nation. >> we begin with the wildfire blazing across northern colorado, now stretching across 80 square miles. >> this was at the premiere of "the dark knight returns," that so many folks were lined up to see. but a mass shooting at this theater outside denver, colorado. >>> well, team usa still racking up the gold. you can call gabby douglas america's new golden girl after she won the women's all around gymnastics title. they call her the flying squirrel. >> the prosecution in the jerry sandusky case
was supposed to graduate because he says he's not religious. >>> also, more bad pr for penn state. look at these lovely sorority girls. yes, they are dressed lake mexicans with mustaches holding signs that, "will mow lawn for beer," things like that. how clever. we'll talk about that photo straight ahead. yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters. [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center... working together has never worked so well. that was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my typ
probably penn, gave him magic seeds. >> gretchen: is that the one at that talks? >> brian: penn does talk. >> steve: magic seeds. >> gretchen: what was the name of the girlfriend of rudolph? clarice? >> brian: i think cindy. >> gretchen: clarice. >> brian: could not fly. like rudolph for who he was, not what his nose did. >> steve: so to speak. >> gretchen: okay. luckily rudolph found a very good thing to do with that nose and that's why santa comes every christmas. let's get to your headlines now beginning with the fox news alert. it's like something out of a hollywood movie. two inmates using bed sheets to escape from prison. the convicted bank robbers tied the sheets together and scurried down 17 stories to freedom. look at this. this is the rope dangling outside of the federal loop jail in chicago. kenneth conley and joseph banks shoved piles of clothes under their sheets before breaking the window and tying the sheets to the bars of their cell. it's believed no one noticed they were gone. not one, not two hours, no. nine hours! they're still on the loose right now. >>> in a few hours
into that substation and end the ability for us to have the level of service into the penn station in new york city. because those gates were so old. and it was scheduled to get done as a part of the art program, and it's now scheduled to be done as a part of the gateway program which is a discussion that this body needs to have for the future about how do we make those investments in infrastructure? and i'm hearing that today in many areas. so really a subsidized cost is really about the long distance trains where the business model doesn't work the same as the level of service that there is along the northeast corridor and the need to connect that service. but we had to be careful coming in to reorganize amtrak. you have to find out and -- whether it was the g.a.o. report or whether it was the i.g. report, we followed the i.g. structure in terms of developing a strategic plan. there's no question about that. and i think that mr. alves will say that in this process, and when we did that we knew other elements of this had to occur as the g.a.o. pointed out in its metrics. one of the things that i f
, senior economics writer, "wall street journal." matt mccall, president of penn financial group. gentlemen, good morning to you. steve, what does it mean for michigan? by the way it is not signed into law yet. they have a five-day grace period. what does it mean. >> this story is shocker, bill. we heard about it tuesday. they caught the unions napping. it is huge for michigan. it is old industrial state. epicenter of the old rust belt. my studies and a lot of others show, states of right to work where the jobs are going. we covered that story last year when boeing wanted to move its facility out of washington to south carolina one of the reasons they wanted to do that, bill, because south carolina is a right-to-work state. it is huge for the economic future of michigan. the other point i would like to make, bill, unions say this is anti-worker, when in fact it is exactly opposite. all right to work laws do, people get confused about this, all these laws do say the union has the right to establish itself but every individual worker has the right to decide whether they want to join that unio
is exploring a run for the u.s. senate in 2014. >>> former penn state defensive coordinator jerry sandusky, responded to an interview request with a pennsylvania newspaper with a letter from prison, written on a small scrap of paper. sandusky says he wants to talk to the citizens voice newspaper but told to keep quiet by his attorneys as they appeal his conviction for sexually abuses ten boys. he says he spends 23 hours a day in his cell at a supermax security prison. >>> the end of an era. "newsweek" released the cover of its final print edition. it includes an archive picture and #lastprintissue. the magazine can no longer keep producing the print version it will continue in the new year as a digital only publication. >>> and in sports, the seattle seahawks making a statement, stopping the division rival 49ers 42-13. the rookie russell wilson threw four touchdown passes and hawks ran back and blocked a field goal 90 yards for another score. seattle clinched a playoff place with this. major, major rally. >>> elves and dwavshs. working top cruise at the box office. "the hobbit," earning an
mccall is the president of penn financial group. he jones us now live. how serious is this? >> it is extremely serious, gregg. we're seeing numbers backdating going back to november. what we haven't seen yet, we won't see until january the effect of the uncertainty of fiscal cliff and potential of falling off the fiscal cliff will have on the economy and have on consumers and potentially lead us back into as you mentioned what a lot of economists believe, another recession. gregg: what happens when fourth quarter earnings come out? >> nobody is really talking about this. companies, fourth quarter ends in a few days from now. we haven't had many warnings come from companies but when you see consumer confidence falling, mastercard came out with their numbers on holiday sales only increasing .7%. well below estimates and historical averages and consumer is 70% of the economy we'll see a wave of corporations come out earnings in middle of january, end of january, come out much lower than expectations. as senator corker talked about today, the markets have held up very well thro
. matt mccall is president of penn financial group llc. the irs is today notifying employers on how much they will have to withhold from their employees' checks. let's go through each and every one of these tax increases if there is no deal, and we dive off the cliff. let's begin with the first one. marginal income tax rates ric rice for nearly everybody in america. >> over 90% of americans will be hit with higher taxes, and everybody talks about the wealthy getting hit the hardest. what i find fascinating is two-thirds of americans that make less than $20,000 a year will get hit with higher tax rates which will equal a gain of close to $600 more per year in taxes. if you're making let's say $18,000 you could get hit with $600 more in taxes. it doesn't sound like a lot to a lot of people but that takes a huge chunk out of putting food on the table and getting clothes for your children. it's a big deal. gregg: estate taxes will rice from 35% on 5 million or more to 55% on 1 million or more. >> you know this really affects a lot of people in the middle of america who have farms. if you hav
sandusky. >> carol, jerry sandusky will die in jail. >> a judge sentenced the 68-year-old former penn state assistant football coach to at least 30 years in jail after he was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse. despite the mountain of evidence against him, sandusky continues to proclaim his innocence. he's in the process of appealing his sentence. >>> number three, the shooting of unarmed 17-year-old trayvon martin. >> my son left sanford, florida in a body bag while george zimmerman went home to go to sleep in his own bed. >> accused gunman george zimmerman claims self-defense in a case that sparked international outrage and ignited racial tensions. the trial is set for june. >>> number two -- >> we need rescue inside the auditorium. multiple victims. >> my god, seven down in theater nine! seven down! >> july 20th, just past midnight, terror inside theater nine. >> aurora, colorado, nine miles east of denver, where there has been a mass shooting at a movie theater. >> james holmes donned protective gear, threw tear gas and began firing. in the end 12 people killed. 58 others wounded
operate. >>> jerry sandusky, the former penn state assistant football coach is charged with assaulting -- >> this is the most graphic creeping testimony i've ever heard. >> they convicted john edwards on one count, accepting illegal campaign contributions. >> while i don't believe i did anything illegal, i did an awful lot wrong. >> secret service agents partied hard. >> the government is investigating reports of unprofessional behavior. >> the fbi uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. >>> his resignation happened so fast and unexpectedly one senator said it was like a lightning bolt. >>> three weeks after the shooting death of a 17-year-old police have now arrested george zimmerman. >> if i had a son, he'd look like trayvon. >> i just have to say my son was in fear for his life. >> we're going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened. >>> 911, where's your emergency? >> we just had a shooting at our school. we need to get out of here. >> victims in chardschaachardony there's no reason why he should have shot them. >> no parent thinks
for that cause. absolutely. >> 8, fiscal cliff, 7, u.s. economy. 6, penn state. 5, libya. 4 obama care. why did obama care rise again? >> you know, it seemed people felt that story was never going to go away. it actually started last year, went through this year and is still an unending story. we don't know. people felt it affected their readers, their constituents. >> obviously the supreme court story was huge. but also the election was huge as well where you had a lot of republicans say okay. we'll basically -- it's been, you know, verified by the american people. >> this was the first year i went back, since 1996, that a presidential election did not make the number one spot. it is pretty unusual. it's because of newtown. >> number 3, superstorm. obviously a huge storm, had a devastating impact on the tri-state area. >> in a normal year that would have been the number one story. it was a very complicated news year and it got knocked down to 3. >> you're right the u.s. election would have been the top story of the year. quite an election. >> almost any time. this is a fascinating election wit
in the country, do not passenger traffic at penn station in new york has in the same day. try it. it is really a delight to go through the space that you have to. >> i traveled through penn station every day, and i realize it is a critical piece of infrastructure. >> absolutely. want to ask mr. once deeweins, this is a question in the news and a question about whether restoring the real cars, these rail yards, which experienced severe damage, and what prompted the decision to restore rail cars at those sites? >> yes, mr. chairman. the decision to put the equipment in this box, first of all, the maintenance complex in carney has at any given time a couple hundred cars they're lined up for inspection, maintenance, repair, and all that. in making the decisions where we put equipment, and we put in about 20 locations around the state, in real yards in three states, york, pennsylvania, and in our own state, but based on the information that we had, in terms of what the likelihood flooding occurring at the meadowlands maintenance complex or act the part of hoboken terminal where the hoboken yard whe
, it was very well received. >> brian: i know. it's well received. i was interviewing pen from penn and teller and he's not for the display, but he's a proud atheist and he believes he should have an opportunity to put his display of nonworship next to that. that's what's causing the problem and as you know, costing the city of santa monica a lot of money to fight for their rights to display the nativity scene. >> steve: you know what? that's a real baby there and folks, don't worry. i know it's 30 degrees outside burks the baby is warmed up. they've got some sort of heating element inside the manger. >> brian: by the way, no drummer boy. there was really a drummer boy. remember last year we discussed this? >> steve: it was quite a debate. >> brian: it was a snare drum. not a bass drum. it was a drummer there. >> steve: brian, keep your voice down. the baby is sleeping. >> brian: i'm going to call an audible and let's go to our interview. mike tyson making headlines, recently revealing back in the 1980s, his estranged wife, robin givens and actor brad pitt had a secret affair. joining us right
. it is a delight. >> i travel through penn station every day along with 500 of mother people -- 600,000 and realize it's a critical piece of transportation and for structure. >> this is a question that has been in the news -- whether restoring the railcars at these railyards was made -- both sites experienced severe damage. what prompted the decision to store the railcars at those sites? >> the decision to put the of equipment in those spots -- first of all, the meadowlands maintenance conflicts -- complex has a couple of hundred cars they're lined up for inspection, maintenance repair and all that. but in making the decisions where we put equipment, and we put it in about 20 locations around the state, in railyards in three states, new york, pennsylvania and our own state. based on the information we had in terms of what the likelihood of flooding occurring, the meadowlands maintenance complex or at the part of hoboken terminal where the hoboken yard, where the acquittal was parked, they did not -- they indicated there was a likelihood in that 80% to 90% range that no flooding would happen there.
today. bed bath the worst performer. mentioned that earlier. kohl's, macy's, target, penne, game stop, nordstrom. des started off a little soft. if claims spike up a bit, maybe the month doesn't end the way some people wish it had. >> gift cliff, way too warm, natural gas, what was the statistic you gave, an anti-retail statistic. >> about new york city? >> yeah. >> 2012 on track to be the warmest on record. average temp, i think 57. 57 degrees. >> i don't wear north face when it is 57. >> our ugg boots. >> i think north face -- >> i don't wear ugg boots in any season. >> but do you have a combination of sandy taking out a lot of november, warm weather, what i call the gift cliff, falling off the gift cliff. we need some cold weather between now and next week. just -- >> coat sales? >> no, because clothing sales, remember if you are a department store, you take in all of these warm coats, you're going to have to discount them, sweaters, discount them. that's whyry think these things -- >> yeah. the plain states are finally going to get some snow. chicago, michigan, all those midwester
character. >> no "mystic river" sean penn character? >> no, he wasn't named after anybody. >> somebody has to ask, if did you fire the person who looked after your dog? >> oh, god, no, these are honest mistakes. no, who would do that? >> i'm curious to know if you have any leads. you said the response has been tremendous, obviously you haven't found the dog but has anybody even spotted tessa? >> there have been some spottings but they turned out to be, it's fascinating they turned out to be false. there was several spottings and it turned out to be of all things a raccoon. >> which isn't going to get you written into anything. >> no. >> since we got pictures of tessa, we're consumed with becoming famous in one of your books in your movie. tessa no tags but tessa has a microchip. if somebody's looking for tessa. >> she is super fast. she's very, very sweet but she's also wary. she was a rescue dog, taken off the streets so she's going to be a little wary, skittish, so don't chase her and if you see her, contact any of the numbers that have been left or any of the websites, and we will get t
and i would include the entire penn state football program, all those that put university politics above the needs of the children, optics and a football program above the security of children. i think jerry sandusky tops my naughty list because what he did was really take advantage of children that he was supposed to be mentoring, and way too many helped it go on for a long time and not be discovered. i hope they all get a big bag of coal and jerry sandusky in jail gets his coal. >> it's stomach-turning. he's on everybody's list. >> yeah, he was on everybody's list. bad stuff in pennsylvania. >> absolutely. let's go to the political naughty list. you have a general who made some news the week of the election. >> you know, this is another one, dana, where richard and i agree, which tells you he really was naughty. it also had us talking about the debate of whether being naughty in your private life should affect your public life and your public profile, your public job. in this case the answer was yes. i think general betrays answered it correctly. he could not continue doing his job as
of sexual abuse. former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years behind bars for sexually abusing young boys. the late -- [inaudible] of the bbc accused of abusing girls he helped with his tv show, and the secret service gone wild as a dozen agents are implicated for hiring prostitutes during a presidential trip to colombia. a difficult year for business leaders as well. >> we made a mistake, i'm absolutely responsible -- in the chief executive of barclays steps down after allegedly manipulating interest rates. and a yahoo ceo resigning for falsifying academic credentials. but what could be more scandalous than the world of politics? jesse jackson jr. goes mia for several months, it's later discovered he's receiving treatment for bipolar depression. federal authorities are looking into whether jackson jr. was skimming campaign funds to remodel his house. the congressman later resigned. a beleaguered gsa accused of wasting your tax dollars, this worker raps about how he dreams of being the commissioner and wasting the government's money on cash bonuses to his f
relations problem for penn state. the school's kai omega sorority is under investigation for stereotype i stereotyping latinos. pictures showed the sorority members in somberos with fake mustaches with signs that say "i don't cut grass, i smoke it." >>> taif been missing for four months now. police say the bodies of two young cousins have apparently been found by hunters in a wooded area in iowa. 10-year-old lyric cook and her 8-year-old cousin, elizabeth collins, they vanished over the summer. their bicycles were found near a neighborhood lake and remember they drained that lake looking for these girls or any evidence about where to find them. friends and neighbors gathered at that lake last night for a vigil. the girls' bodies still need to be officially identified by the medical examiner. but elizabeth's mother in an emotional message on her facebook page confirmed the bodies are those of elizabeth and lyric. police say they have no suspects in that case. >>> 38 minutes past the hour. nearly 4,000 e-mails that are sent or received by movie theater massacre suspect james holmes have bee
are already being presented by penn's research team. they use disabled hiv virus to help deliver these cells into the system. it's amazing technology showing incredible promise. >> that will be quite a breakthrough. >>> 16 minutes past the hour. the state of florida is considering a way to change plans the way college students are charged tuition. governor rick scott wants to charge each student according to their major. christine romans is going to love this. engineers, scientists and technology experts are in demand, students with those majors would pay less than students majoring in disciplines like history, philosophy, or even english. i don't know how i feel about that. the idea is to steer kids towards fields where there is the most need. they'll take up the idea during the next legislation. >> it's innovative, but for humanities majors like me, is it fair to pay more to study that stuff? but, you know, you have to -- >> i'm sure they'll debate this. >>> head to our blog, c cnn.com/earlystart. >> so if the faa's ban on smart phones in the air have you frustrated, you have an ally in wa
dream of jeannie." and joe paterno was sullied by the child sex abuse scandal at penn state that broke just before his death in january. etta james died in january 50 years after her version of "at last" became a must at millions of weddings. whitney houston died in february. ♪ i will always love you ♪ >> donna summer, in may. and some unique sounds fell silent, too, those are marvin hamlisch, dave brubeck, whose "take five" remains recognizable to grandchildren and grandparents, and doc watson, the man who brought bluegrass music millions despite a lifetime of blindness. >> the time has come to begin the healing. >> former senator george mcgovern who lost in a record landslide to richard nixon in the 1972 presidential election died, and hawaiian senator daniel inouye who served in the senate and the army in world war ii because as a japanese american he thought it his only way to prove his loyalty to america. >> and just in the last week, jack klugman and charles durning. you've heard of 3-d ultrasound, and now there's 3-d mammogr >> in this morning's medical alert, a new study fi
conversation yesterday with penn jillette. >> oh, boy, i saw him the other night. >> alisyn: always thought provoking and he is an atheist and he, you know, he's the person who feels there shouldn't be any christmas trees on public property, in the privacy of your own home do what you want, but why foist it on everybody else. but of course, you the other argument is why not have everybody celebrate something. whatever you're celebrating. why do the minority of atheists want to take away the christmas tree, why not add whatever you want to celebrate, make it a festive season is the othergument. >> dave: it becomes a problem when you're catering to this tiny minority to your point, are you making decisions in favor of two or three people over 2 or 3,000 people and that's the time i think you cross over and begin to say, all right, do the atheists have more constitutional rights in this case than the masses? >> yeah, let us know how you feel about this, friends@foxnews.com or ffn on twitter. and is tour bow tax tim the best kind of help fix the problem. a man who couldn't figure out his own ta
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